Monday, August 22, 2011

Farmers' Market

Glenn started dental school today! Violet and I dropped him off at 7:30 this morning. I'm sure he'll do great! I told him to make a lot of friends today.

Last week was our time to explore our new neighborhood together, so we packed in as many adventures as we could. When Glenn was first accepted to USC back in December, I read about this farmers' market in downtown, only about a mile and half from our apartment. It takes place every Thursday, so last Thursday we tried it out!

(Glenn was on Violet duty for this outing. She sure loves that carrier! Putting her in it is definitely the most sure-fire was to get her to fall asleep.)

(Do you see those purple japanese eggplants [or is it just eggplant?] in the background? I barely resisted bringing one of those beauties home.)

FM spoils
(Our spoils)

Our purchases: 3 beautiful (and the most delicious ever!) heirloom tomatoes, 1 bunch of basil, 2 peaches (also the most delicious ever! I thought I was done shopping, and then tried a sample of these peaches and couldn't pass them up), and a package of whole-wheat lavosh (flatbread). Oh yeah, there were a bunch of vendors selling lunch, and we got some tandori-style grilled chicken skewers, and they were delicious!

That night, the lavosh, purple heirloom tomato, the leftover tandori chicken, basil, and some cheese, pesto, and olives made their way to a pretty delicious thin-crust pizza. I should have taken a picture.

Seriously, I cannot tell you how good those tomatoes were. I ate the other two with salt and pepper.


  1. I am so impressed that you typed on the picture.

  2. Wow, when you describe food it sounds amazing! The heirloom tomatoes do look beautiful - what makes them heirloom?

  3. That is a good question mom. All I know is they are always interesting colors and shapes, and when you cut them open, the designs made by the juice and flesh is much less uniform than a normal tomato. And they are so good!

    (Courtney - sorry for saying flesh)